First of all, Mississippi was not a state when it was part of the Confederacy. If that was true, then it would never have needed to be readmitted into the union. The fact it was readmitted (along with all the other treasonous states) means they were not states of the United States when they joined the confederacy.
In order to be a state a state needs to ratify the entire US constitution on the day it is accepted by congress. The states must then submit a state constitution to congress, all of which state that they accept the US Constitution as the highest law of the land in whole as it stands when they become states.
For 49 different states this is not an issue, and for all but one state which was a state in the Confederate States of America, they ratified all existing amendments when they became states.
Except for Mississippi. Mississippi had not ratified the 13th amendment until 2013, which means it was wrongfully given congressional representation in 1870.
But there’s an issue here… and its a big one. Mississippi didn’t fully ratify the 13th amendment until 2013 when it finally got the paperwork in to Congress about its ratification of the 13th amendment, which means it didn’t technically fulfill the requirements of statehood until I was in college!
But what’s more, Mississippi never ratified the 17th, 21st, 23rd, 24th, 26th, or 27th amendment.
Also, if we look at the original text of An Act to admit the State of Mississippi to Representation in the Congress of the United States it does not state that Mississippi had fully ratified the US constitution, meaning that law is unconstitutional and should be overturned by the Supreme Court. Each US State is required to ratify the entire US constitution as it stands when it becomes a state, as the Constitution of Washington State says:
SECTION 2 SUPREME LAW OF THE LAND. The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the land.
Since Mississippi has never fully ratified the constitution in full at any point since it was given representation of congress since it left the union, Mississippi has never once ratified the entire constitution at any point in time since it left the union, meaning it is still not legally a state until it finishes ratifying the US constitution. This means that to this very day it is not entitled to representation in the US Senate, US House, or the Electoral College.
What are the consequences of this action?
- The US Senators from Mississippi are illegal, there are 46 Democrats, 48 Republicans, 2 independents, and 2 Dixiecrats in the US Congress today. With 98 legal Senators, only 49 votes are currently required in order to pass legislation to the President.
- The 4 representatives from Mississippi are not legal. There are only 431 legal members of the United States congress today.
- There are only 532 legal votes in the electoral college today.
- President Al Gore won the 2000 electoral college, because Governor Bush had only 264 electoral college votes compared to Al Gore’s 266 electoral college votes. George Bush’s presidency was unconstitutional. All of his actions as President in his first term, hence, are also unconstitutional.
It’s time to get this right. Mississippi needs to finish ratification.